Untied Nations or United Nations?


During my vacation in December 2007, I had a chance to visit a friend of mine who works for the United Nations in Bangkok.


On a Friday evening right before Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to the UN Bangkok office, I chatted with his colleagues in the UN building over beer and wine.


Many of them said they have a big problem with Office 2003 English spellchecker because it doesn’t correct the most common spelling error in their organization: “the Untied Nations”.


They were fascinated with the idea of upgrading it to Office 2007 which can correctly identify the error and suggest “United” thanks to its Contextual Spellchecker.


 


— Kazami Uchida (International Product Engineer)